Rogalski Center Ballroom
David Roediger, PhD, University of Illinois, presents the Richard Geiger History Lecture.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Keri Manning or 563/333-6106
More info: Richard E. Geiger Lecture
David Roediger is a lifelong author, educator and historian on the subject of race. The chair of the
University of Illinois history department since 2000, he has written several books on the topic,
including "How Race Survived U.S. History" in 2008. His most recent book, "The Production of
Difference: Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History," was published this year by the Oxford
Roediger has edited several books on the subject of race as well, including a new edition of W.E.B.
DuBois' biography "John Brown." He is the former chair of the editorial committee of the Charles H. Kerr
Company, which he has described as the world's oldest radical publisher.
Roediger also has worked as an editor on the Frederick Douglass Papers at Yale University and has
taught labor history and Southern history at Northwestern University, the University of Missouri and the
University of Minnesota. He is a 1975 graduate of Northern Illinois University and received his doctorate
in history from Northwestern in 1980.
Other published titles include "The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working
Class," "Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past," "Working Toward Whiteness: How America's
Immigrants Became White," and "History Against Misery."
The Rogalski Center is located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street.